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BBN at Windsor Castle wants the Thursday Morning Wakeup

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Good morning, everyone. Pardon the delay, there was a bit of a mixup in the KSR offices this morning over who was supposed to do the wakeup post, so we’re off to a late start. It may be early here, but I bet these two Cats fans at Windsor Castle are already enjoying their high tea, or maybe even a Pimms Cup to start the afternoon right. Cheerio, old chaps.

Here’s what you have to look forward to today in the wide world of Kentucky sports…

We’ll hear from Stoops and the defense this evening

There was no media opportunity yesterday so the team could focus on their first day of classes, which probably has most of you itching for a football fix. Mark Stoops, DJ Eliot, and select defensive players will address the media this evening after practice, and hopefully, we’ll hear some good news about Ryan Flannigan, who has been battling a minor injury all camp. The linebacking corps is thin as it is, and Flannigan is a major leader on the defensive side on the ball. Simply put: we need him back and we need him to stay healthy.

Did you see the SEC Network picked UK to go 8-4 last night?

If I hadn’t seen it with my own two eyes, I wouldn’t have believed it myself. While I admire their optimism, I don’t feel quite as confident about UK’s chances at South Carolina and Mississippi State, the latter in particular. Nothing good happens in Starkville.

That’s all fine and dandy, but the real star of UK Football preview show was Patrick Towles’ hair:

Just let your soulllll glo. Just let it shine through. 

Sacha Killeya-Jones is coming to Big Blue Madness

Add UK’s latest commit to the guest list, which includes Harry Giles, Miles Bridges, and Rawle Alkins. No offense to those four, but the real question remains, if Drake and Serena Williams are dating, does that mean she’ll come to Madness too?

Kobi Simmons will be on campus this weekend

Simmons was once John Calipari’s number one priority at point guard for 2016, though it’s unclear if that’s still the case since Cal’s offered several other guards in the class. Regardless, he’s coming to UK this weekend for an official visit, and his father, Desmond Stephens, told the Herald-Leader’s Ben Roberts his son is down to UK, Georgia, Ohio State and UNLV with a decision coming next month. Both Simmons and his father admit they’re UK fans, and Stephens says the family talks to Cal and Kenny Payne “every day.” That, along with these quotes, make me feel pretty good about UK’s chances:

“I rooted for Kentucky, I’m not going to lie,” he said. “I grew up watching Kenny Walker, Dicky Beal … I go way, way back. My friends and I have a rule — we can never change our favorite teams in life.

“And I really like Cal — I’ve been liking Cal since Memphis. And Kenny Payne, he’s the best of the best when it comes to teaching and knowledge. You gotta love it.”

Enjoy your visit, Kobi.

The seats in the new suites at Commonwealth Stadium sure look nice

@BigBlueWhoDey

Even if they have the new, crooked K.

Happy birthday to Mitch Barnhart

UK’s athletic director is celebrating his 56th trip around the sun today, although with that hair, he doesn’t look a day over 40. Live it up, Mitch. Two chocolate milks this morning!

Who will win the #KSRCandyBracket?

First was cereal, now is candy. It’s chocolate vs. sugar. Who will reign supreme? Tune in to KSR in about an hour to find out.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

18 Comments for BBN at Windsor Castle wants the Thursday Morning Wakeup



  1. Andrew
    9:32 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

    Love the SEC guys optimism, but they did pick Florida to beat the Cats on the flip side as well. I think it’s our year regardless. GO CATS!



  2. Mark
    9:35 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

    I saw the gurus pick us 8-4, couldn’t believe it. No matter the final record, feels great to finally see some respect. Stoops has gave us that!



  3. wishful thinking
    9:36 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

    PG. Ulis, SG. Alkins or Monk or Fox, SF. Bridges, PF. Giles, C. SKJ



  4. CatsBy80
    9:39 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

    if you tell me that Kentucky is going 4-4 in conference play, I will take that all day, every day.



  5. Colorado Cat
    9:58 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

    Eff it. I’m gonna say it. 9-3. I riding a wave of emotion here, but I feel it. 9-3. Go Cats!



    • WashingtonCat
      1:46 pm August 27, 2015 Permalink

      Hell, while we’re at it, I’m gonna say 10-2! I got a feeling! You better not disappoint me, Cats!



  6. Gotta Make that Money
    10:08 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

    I could do me some of those Box Seats… Retirement goal!



  7. Ready 4 some college football
    10:52 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

    Gonna be a great year for UK.



  8. Vickster3
    11:02 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

    Do NOT like the new “K”….



  9. Bret
    11:04 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

    Great, now we have that shitty new logo plastered everywhere. Great job marketing department, you are fired for completely ripping off Houston’s logo and not even trying. Put the old UK logo back onto everything until you can actually come up with an original design that the fans accept.



    • Bret
      11:06 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

      The best part is we probably gave some consulting/design company $20k to give us that half-ass logo.



    • just saying
      12:47 pm August 27, 2015 Permalink

      I am convinced the Turf company screwed up the logo, and no one noticed it until it was installed. At that time it was easier to keep it. I haven’t seen the new logo on any other sport except football



    • Mrs. Tyler Thompson
      12:48 pm August 27, 2015 Permalink

      It’s on the new court at Memorial Coliseum too.



    • just saying
      12:57 pm August 27, 2015 Permalink

      Thanks Tyler!

      I see memorial actually was the first, maybe the court makers are the ones that screwed up (satire). Either way, not a fan



  10. Bluetothebone
    1:26 pm August 27, 2015 Permalink

    Mrs. T…Yes saw that on the sec network, but evidently the boys on the radio show didn’t because not ONE word was said about it on the show today. Sometimes those guys are clueless and pitiful…



    • Dude
      2:23 pm August 27, 2015 Permalink

      They totally discussed it on the show today. First hour.



  11. catfan4life
    1:37 pm August 27, 2015 Permalink

    The sky is falling! Armageddon will occur on Sept 5th just prior to game time!



  12. Warren Havens
    2:59 pm August 27, 2015 Permalink

    I was representing BBN at Windsor Castle here in 1978!